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Puppy mills

Second lawsuit filed over Riverhead’s pet dealer law

The owner of Puppy Experience in Aquebogue and the pet dealers advocacy group People United to Protect Pet Integrity have jointly filed a lawsuit seeking to invalidate Riverhead Town's local law banning the sale by pet stores of commercially bred dogs, cats and rabbits.

Sportsman’s Kennels sues to block Riverhead’s pet dealers law

Sportsman’s Kennels in Manorville has sued the Town of Riverhead, challenging the validity of the town’s new pet dealer law. A second lawsuit is coming: An attorney for a pet dealers advocacy group said the group would be filing its own lawsuit in the next few days.

Proposed pet sale restrictions supported by town board majority, while pet store group threatens legal challenge

A majority of the Riverhead Town Board said today they will vote tomorrow to pass the proposed pet store legislation that would ban the sale of commercially bred dogs, cats and rabbits. But a lawyer for a pet dealers group said the bill's passage will be met with a lawsuit.

Riverhead holds hearing on bill aimed at puppy mills

The town board heard comments Wednesday on a proposal to ban pet stores from selling commercially bred dogs, cats and rabbits.

Public hearing on pet sale restrictions set for Sept. 8

The Riverhead Town Board yesterday voted unanimously to set a public hearing on town code changes to ban the sale of commercially bred dogs and cats — and now, rabbits.

Town Board agrees to set public hearing on pet store restrictions in Riverhead

The town board has agreed to set a Sept. 8 public hearing on proposed legislation that would ban the sale of commercially bred dogs and cats in pet stores in the Town of Riverhead.

Supervisor responds to critical comments on pet store bill: I don’t support puppy mills

Riverhead Supervisor Yvette Aguiar responds to online comments she said misrepresented her position on puppy mills, which she said were made by people with a "political agenda."

Riverhead supervisor hits pause button on proposed bill to regulate pet store animal sales

Supervisor Yvette Aguiar in an Aug. 2 email to the town board said the board should "reconsider to not move this forward," after a pet dealers' advocacy group voiced its opposition to Councilman Ken Rothwell's bill.

Riverhead looks to ban sale of commercially bred dogs and cats by pet stores

Stores offering dogs and cats for sale will be required to prove the animals came from animal shelters, animal control agencies, humane societies or nonprofit rescue groups registered with the state.